Oct 5, 2021

Communitization Programme for Rural Water Supply and Sanitation System started in 2003, under the Communitization of Public Institutions and Services Act, 2002 (Act No. 2 of 2002) of Government of Nagaland. This policy is in line with the Sector Reforms Programme of the Ministry of Drinking Water & Sanitation, Govt. of India.

WATSAN Committee is the beneficiaries’ ‘legal agency’ and is constituted by the Village Council. WATSAN Committee is formally recognized and empowered by way of signing a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the PHED. The WATSAN Committees participate in planning, design, implementation and subsequent take-over of the  completed scheme for operation and maintenance (O&M). A total of 1375 or 92 % of the total number of habitations have so far been brought under the ambit of Communitization.